Lead Cardiac CT Technologist
CT Scan - Radiology - 207035 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time
- Entity: Winchester Medical Center
- Shift: Day
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Lead Cardiac CT Technologist will work under the indirect supervision of radiologists and cardiologists to develop and implement advanced cardiovascular CT/CTA protocols and procedures and facilitating technical excellence. The lead Cardiac CT Technologist will work with operational managers and CT Team leader to ensure the CT quality program, policies, procedures, and training are maintained and documented to assure safe practices and regulatory compliance. Responsible for maintaining core CT scanning competencies, he/she will be responsible for ensuring imaging quality, delivering appropriate radiation dose to patients, and protocol management. He/she will be responsible for precepting other CT technologists and orienting them to the equipment, and the department imaging protocols and policies. Will work alongside the radiologist/cardiologist to assist with 3D post processing. Must exhibit expertise in utilizing computerized tomography scanners to produce cross-section images of patient’s internal organs and tissues for diagnosis of medical issues. Adheres to radiation safety measures under the supervision of the Radiologist. Specific duties include the ability to accurately interpret a physician’s scanning instructions, administration of contrast material, prepares and operates CT equipment, accurately positions patient to capture appropriate images, transmission of images to interpreting physician for review, ability to work as a team member, follows infection control and safety guidelines. Serves as the primary liaison between patients and radiologists and other members of the support team. Uses professional and ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing their duties with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Participates in continuing education and learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence.
What You Will Bring:
Graduate of AMA accredited program in radiologic technology required
Associates degree in radiologic technology required
Bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology preferred
Five years – clinical experience as a CT technologist in a hospital setting required
Two years – clinical experience in advanced cardiac CT/CTA procedures preferred
Certification & Licensures
ARRT (R) Registered required
ARRT (CT) Registered required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required **
** New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
• Must demonstrate high level knowledge in CT image quality, safety, and protocols required
• Must demonstrate high level of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and medical terminology.
• Maintains a high degree of accuracy in positioning and exposure techniques.
• Competency in performing examinations and procedures on patients of all ages required
• Demonstrates good working knowledge of PACS, HIS, RIS, department protocols and VH policies required
• Excellent leadership and communication skills required
• Expertise in the operation of CT scan equipment with attention to detail, understanding of computer technology, ability to work in a stressful environment with the ability to follow directions/instructions from supervisor.
• Consistent attendance is required to assure that patient needs are met.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
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